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City of North Miami
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NORTH MIAMI AWARDED $5,000 GRANT FROM KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL AND UPS FOUNDATION

North Miami, FL – 7/27/2017

On May 16, 2016, the city of North Miami received $5000 in grant funding to complete one of 30 projects throughout the nation that contributed to the planting of over 10,500 trees. The City of North Miami’s Community Planning and Development Department Sustainability Division held a community tree planting project on June 17, 2017 at the Joe Celestin Center and installed Florida friendly palms trees in the Sunkist Grove neighborhood.  

The city of North Miami received the grant from Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live and the UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs. Through the Keep North Miami Beautiful Community Tree Planting Grant Project, the City installed Florida friendly, drought tolerant, low maintenance palm trees in strategic planting locations throughout the community. The Keep America Beautiful/UPS Grant program was open exclusively to Keep America Beautiful affiliates and is intended to help grantees install trees to isolate levels of carbon dioxide through strategic plantings.   

North Miami is dedicated to enhancing the overall sustainability of its City and promoting environmental awareness throughout the community. As a USA Tree City recipient for 27 consecutive years, the City acknowledges the important role that trees play in improving social, economic and environmental well-being. Through the generous support from Keep America Beautiful and the UPS Foundation Grant program, the City plans to plant more trees in the coming days to enhance the quality of life for residents in North Miami. 
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